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The Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation is a cultural institution in the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia, that sponsors exhibits, concerts, lecture series, and other cultural activities. Plans are to headquarter the museum in the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, which is currently undergoing a renovation process. The BMCF also consists of the St. Luke & Odd Fellows Hall, a museum of African-American heritage in Blacksburg.

History and progress

In 1798, the Town of Blacksburg was laid out in a 16-square grid, which covered a 38-acre (150,000 m2) land plot bordered on four sides by Jackson, Draper, Clay and Wharton Streets. Many of the blocks now have different businesses located there, but a committee has been established to promote community awareness about the historical significance of many different locations downtown, especially the Alexander Black House.

Mission

The mission of the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation is to preserve, interpret and promote Blacksburg's art, history and cultural heritage.

Coordinates: 37°14′01″N 80°25′16″W / 37.233722°N 80.421105°W / 37.233722; -80.421105

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